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Since I tend to report on aspects of my personal life, I want to announce some personally exciting news: My daughter and her two small children moved to LA for a year. Not only are they living three minutes away…the children are in my temple school. I am delighted! I have also become involved with…

I quickly glanced at the first 2014 issue of JAMA before I returned to the office on January 2. And there was the first article to deal with weight… It was titled ” New obesity guidelines: promise and potential”. As we go back to our regular lives after the nutritional and alcohol excesses of the…

We all know that Bacchus was a man. Based on gender stereotypes, most of us assume that women are less likely to excessively imbibe alcohol then men. (For the sake of transparency, the Superbowl was playing while I wrote this and all that celebrated testosterone caused me to make that last statement). But not necessarily so……

I keep a mental dietary list which I review at the end of each day…”Let’s see, I had juice in the morning, salad at lunch, two vegetables at dinner and fruit for dessert. OK, now I’ve had my five or more fruits and vegetables and have done my nutritional duty to ward off cancer.” It…

I routinely ask my new patients: “How much, on average, do you drink each week?” In order to make this question slightly less accusatory, I also add “do you usually have wine with dinner or a cocktail before?” If the answer is “yes, one or two glasses”, I then feel obligated to discuss the pros…

We commonly use the adjective “sweet” to imply niceness….and of course the taste that has so domineered our palate. But the “added sugars” that help achieve the latter are anything but sweet to our hearts, brains or blood vessels. (I’ll refrain from using the word bittersweet.)  They are cloying together (my new term) to raise…

Most of us plan our medical appointment based on symptoms and complaints, need for check up, schedule and of course, the availability of our physician or health care practitioner. There are only so many early morning openings, and these may be further diminished when doctors make hospital rounds and/or perform surgeries before arriving at the…

Once upon a time most of us moved here, to LA, from other states or countries. And we love it!  As veteran Los Angelinos we live, work and of course, look at others in this, our youth and media oriented city. The inevitable follows: we would like to look like a celebrity worthy of an…

The word epidemic is tossed around by the media quite easily…. it’s a scary word that sells news. Unfortunately it doesn’t always sell individual health care. The incidence of diabetes is rising to such an extent that it unfortunately warrants the term “epidemic”. Most concerning is the statistic that up to 40% of people with…

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